Editor's Choice - Our Favorite hygger Aquarium Filter Accessories

1. hygger 6.2-Inch Long Large Aquarium Filter Media, Ceramic Bio Media Blocks for Sump Tank Pond Fish T...

User Ratings: 82 3

hygger First Impressions

"Good product."

It's a pain in the butt to put together the directions don’t do it that well. I have used UG filters for many years. If you don't know much about this just google it. I will update more pictures later, once the water isnt cloudy. It was a struggle to keep the water clear before i got the goldfish. They are easy to clean but are very small. You can cap off the ones you don't want to use.

  • hygger 6.2-Inch Long Large Aquarium Filter Media, Ceramic Bio Media Blocks for Sump Tank Pond Fish Tank Media 7.9 LBs 40-Pack
  • [Dual Purpose Filtration]: This aquarium filter media serves mechanical filtration to catch fine particles and biological filtration for raising good stuff
  • [Large Surface Area]: Premium ceramic media covered with thousands of porous tiny holes provides large surface area for bio filtration as well as filter out sparkling clear water
  • [Crystal Clear Water]: Aquarium media block effectively absorbs fish waste and debris, providing crystal clear water for fish to thrive
  • [Valued Bulk 40-Pack Ceramic Blocks]: Each block measures 6.2" long, 1.5" diameter, approx 90 grams. Package includes: 40 packs ceramic blocks, approximately 7.9 lbs in total
  • [Wide Application]: crack into pieces to any size needed, great for used in freshwater aquariums, planted aquariums, sumps and ponds. (PS: not suitable for saltwater aquarium)
  • Great valued 40 blocks, weight approx 7.9 lbs.
  • Unlike other small sized medias, our fish tank ceramic media measures 6.2" L× 1.5" Dia.
  • A perfect aquarium media not only can be used at aquarium but also koi pond.
  • Manufacture: hygger
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches; 8.95 Pounds
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hygger Final Thoughts

"Easy to handle."

The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week. Ignore all the noise about them being outdated they are a must-have buy it. I will update more pictures later, once the water isnt cloudy. I have a Top Fin 10 power filter and these cartridges fit perfectly. Of course you will need to let the silicone cure before installing in water. Within a matter of hours I now have a crystal clear tank with pristine water. We use this product to the extreme.

Overall Score
4.6


(242 Points)

2. 2 cartridges BioCube Filter Cartridge for Aquarium

User Ratings: 83 1

Coralife 100115646 First Impressions

"Overall fairly easy."

The UG is certainly no exception to that. The UG is certainly no exception to that. My pad collected yellow cloudy color also all waste. It works okay for now but I hope it does not mess up my filter in the long run. It comes with the filter bag, bag frame, and charcoal media all separate. You get what you pay for but i had to work on it a lot. We operate a saltwater bait store, dealing in live shrimp and bull minnows.

  • 2 cartridges BioCube Filter Cartridge for Aquarium
  • Keeps water crystal clear
  • Removes odors
  • Removes discoloration
  • Package Weight: 0.28 lb
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 1.5 x 10.5 inches; 4.48 Ounces
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Coralife 100115646 Final Thoughts

"5 gallon tank."

I will update more pictures later, once the water isnt cloudy. It was exactly what I needed and fit beautifully. I even used some in my Fluval 206 canister filter on my freshwater tank. For my smaller fish tank I find that it is just enough. The filters fit fine and I was happy to see that some carbon packs were included. I changed water 4 days in a row and still cloudy. Ignore all the noise about them being outdated they are a must-have buy it.

Overall Score
4.7


(497 Points)

3. Aqueon QuietFlow Filter Cartridge, Medium

User Ratings: 83 1

Aqueon 100106083 First Impressions

"So far so good!"

The box comes with super easy and clear instructions. Keep your stocking of creatures low. I have been buying these bags for years. I replace my filter material in my IM Nuvo 20 reef tank every week. It was nicely packaged and is a high quality filter material. The best part about these in my opinion, is the price. I have been buying these bags for years.

  • Aqueon QuietFlow Filter Cartridge, Medium
  • Fits Aqueon QuietFlow Filter: LED PRO Size 10 and E Internal 20 gallon
  • Ready-to-use cartridge contains high quality activated carbon that keeps water clean, rinse before replacing
  • Installs in seconds: align cartridge bottom key slot for an accurate fit inside the Filter
  • For optimal performance, change approximately every 4 to 6 weeks
  • Do not clean Bioholster when replacing the cartridge as it contains beneficial biological bacteria
  • Manufacture: Central Garden & Pet
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 7.3 x 0.6 inches; 0.8 Ounces
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Aqueon 100106083 Final Thoughts

"Looks great!"

I have been using an Aquaclear 50 on a 20g long planted tank. I have been buying these bags for years. Stop buying those expensive filters, buy this and make your own. I purchased this bulk filter media for a Fluval 207 canister filter. You can run everything on battery backup sockets. It was exactly what I needed and fit beautifully. Just be super careful with the tubes!

Overall Score
4.7


(4558 Points)

4. BrightWater Bio Premium Cut-to-Fit Foam, Bio Sponge Pad, for Aquarium Fish Tank and Pond Filter 2pac...

User Ratings: 64 4

BrightWater First Impressions

"48 the decision is easy."

The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week. We operate a saltwater bait store, dealing in live shrimp and bull minnows. Why not save some money to put towards more fish or supplies. Plenty strong to support the rocks and gravel in my tank without sagging. I had to take a blade and run it through all the slats because the factory doesnt q. In 20 gallon and under sized tanks these start becoming feasible primary filters. For obvious reasons, don't put them directly above or below a tank.

  • BrightWater Bio Premium Cut-to-Fit Foam, Bio Sponge Pad, for Aquarium Fish Tank and Pond Filter 2packs 20 PPI
  • For both biological and mechanical filtration systems, for sump or pond
  • Cut to fit, 99% open cell, 20 PPI, fine pores structure, 100% new material
  • Design for Trapping medium type of waste and housing bacteria
  • Supreme durability long lasting life and super easy to clean
  • 13"x 13" x 1"=33cm X 33 cm x 2.54 cm, Contain 2 pads
  • Manufacture: BrightWater
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 1 inches; 4.8 Ounces
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BrightWater Final Thoughts

"Unbeatable at this price."

This is great for transporting aquarium life from location to location too. I can now afford to change all my filters at a fraction of the cost. Luckily I'm using powerheads and the weight of it helps hold it in place. The concentration of flow will mean faster clogging, lower flow and motor strain. You will also need to replace their rechargeable batteries about every 2 years or so. Small amounts of these bubbles can also help oxygenate the water over time. It made no sense why one was ten and the other was twenty.

Overall Score
4.4


(44 Points)

5. capetsma Sponge Filter Internal Aquarium Filter Quiet Fish Tank Filter, Provides Physical and Biolog...

User Ratings: 73 4

capetsma First Impressions

"Bigger than expected."

It comes with the filter bag, bag frame, and charcoal media all separate. The filters fit fine and I was happy to see that some carbon packs were included. Lets start with the amount of filter material you get. If you don't know much about this just google it. I missed it in my opinion these filters are a must have. This is great for transporting aquarium life from location to location too. Within a matter of hours I now have a crystal clear tank with pristine water.

  • capetsma Sponge Filter Internal Aquarium Filter Quiet Fish Tank Filter, Provides Physical and Biological Filtration for Freshwater Salt Water Fish Tank, Spare Sponge Bio Balls Included
  • All in one Filtration - 7-layer ribbing shape sponge + bio ceramic balls makes a great aquarium filter, they work together to provide physical, chemical, and biological filtration for both freshwater and saltwater fish tank, continuously offer clean and healthy environment for your lovely fishes.
  • Efficiently Operated - With the help of strong air pump, this fully submersible sponge filter cycles water at 175 Gallons per Hour (GPH) for tanks up to 55 Gallons in size. At the same time, it will improve dissolved oxygen level by aerating water.Pls notice the air pump is not included. For larger tank, you may need 2 foam filters.
  • Removable Sponges - The 2 sponges provide physical filtration, they can trap floating debris and the 60ppi aperture offer more area for beneficial bacteria to live on. You can easily take down the 2 bio sponges when you need to clean or replace it. Don't use tap water to clean it, just rinse or squeeze the sponges using the aquarium water.
  • Refillable Filter Media - The bio balls remove harmful chemicals, toxins, odors, discoloration, and other contaminants. Also they help increase oxygen level in your tank. You can replace the bio ceramic balls as per your need. We suggest you change the sponge and the filter media every 3 months, you do not need to buy a new filter, just replace the refillable filter media and the sponge, they are also available in our store.
  • Compact Design - All parts of our sponge filter are detachable for cleaning, with 2 strong suction cups, we can stick the internal filter firmly to anywhere in the tank without floating. The water outlet pipe can be extended and rotated, we can change direction of water flow by rotating the outlet port or adjusting it above or below the waterline.It is great for fry aquariums and brine shrimp hatcheries because it can prevent young fry from being trapped in the filter media.
  • Manufacture: capetsma
  • Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 1.5 x 3.6 inches; 1.59 Ounces
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capetsma Final Thoughts

"Nice sponge filter."

Lets start with the amount of filter material you get. Don't get anything smaller than 750VA as you don't want to overload them. For obvious reasons, don't put them directly above or below a tank. I've definitely noticed a difference in my water quality. Fish that are constantly swimming hard will tire and die from stress. Right now I am letting the filter work it's magic. I have always had an undergravel filter and my aquariums.

Overall Score
4.5


(82 Points)

6. AQUANEAT Double Bio Sponge Filter, for Fry, Betta, Shrimp, Nano Aquarium Fish Tank with Airline Tubi...

User Ratings: 78 3

AQUANEAT First Impressions

"This will last me awhile."

The material is a soft and not abrasive at all. Did all of mine The same, never ripped a one and they all fit like a glove. This is a lot of filter pad for your money. I purchased these for an aquarium at school. I will always buy these here on Amazon for the price savings. If you don't know much about this just google it. Even its quite costly, but it last long.

  • AQUANEAT Double Bio Sponge Filter, for Fry, Betta, Shrimp, Nano Aquarium Fish Tank with Airline Tubing, Air Pump Valves, Suction Cups
  • Biochemical Filtration:Sponge filter provide both mechanical and biological filtration, also, the air infusion chamber produces minute bubbles which increase the oxygen solubility
  • Easy to Set up & Clean: Simply install an airline into the unit and turn on the air pump, simply rinse and squeeze sponge in tank water
  • Recommend Tank Size: Up to 10 gallon, excellent for small size fish like dwarf cichlid, guppy, killifish etc ; or for hatcheries, maternity tanks, and fry tanks, as the filter produces minimal current and has almost no way to suck the fish through the filter
  • Dimension: 4”L x 1.8”W x 6.25”H
  • Includes: 1 sponge filter, 1 set of accessories: 4 suction cups, 4ft airline tubing,1 control valve, 1 tee, 1 non-return check valve
  • Manufacture: AQUANEAT
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AQUANEAT Final Thoughts

"I'm a client for life."

I use this in my filter for aquarium 55 gal. Once you do have everything it's a good running system. Keep your stocking of creatures low. I have a Top Fin 10 power filter and these cartridges fit perfectly. Also work great as filler for canisters and other filters. The filters fit fine and I was happy to see that some carbon packs were included. And provide a few low current areas in the tank for fish who are stressed to rest.

Overall Score
4.6


(239 Points)

7. Tetra Filter Cartridges - Unassembled

User Ratings: 84 1

Tetra 26164 First Impressions

"Overall fairly easy."

I have been using an Aquaclear 50 on a 20g long planted tank. Much better than the cartridges you get when you buy the filters. Fill with the supplied carbon and voila. Also work great as filler for canisters and other filters. If your looking for a great media pad, stop here and order this! So stock your tanks a few fish at a time. Does the job and price was less or at least same as big retailers.

  • Tetra Filter Cartridges - Unassembled
  • UNASSEMBLED REPLACEMENT CARBON FILTER Keeps aquarium water crystal clear – removes odors and discoloration
  • CATCHES DEBRIS Dense dual-sided mesh filters debris and fish waste
  • FITS TETRA WHISPER WATER FILTERS Color coded to make it simple to remember which replacement cartridge size to purchase
  • CONVENIENT Easy to assemble and easy to replace
  • USAGE Change monthly or sooner if needed
  • Manufacture: Tetra
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 9.25 x 8 inches; 12 Ounces
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Tetra 26164 Final Thoughts

"Excellent media!"

Better than branded media filters cartridges. It was easy to assemble and very effective! It works okay for now but I hope it does not mess up my filter in the long run. I took off two points because the pictures are misleading. Make sure to select the Medium size from Tetra. For obvious reasons, don't put them directly above or below a tank. The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week.

Overall Score
4.7


(10566 Points)

8. Penn Plax Premium Under Gravel Filter System - for 40-55 Gallon Fish Tanks & Aquariums, Blue (CFU55)...

User Ratings: 72 5

Penn-Plax CFU55 First Impressions

"Overall fairly easy."

This filter system doesn't come with everything to you need. I purchased these for an aquarium at school. That's a long time if you knew how nasty that many shrimp and minnows can be! You can run everything on battery backup sockets. But if you don't weekly vacuum it up, it will eventually clog the filter. If you're looking for new filters, go with these. I have been buying these bags for years.

  • Penn Plax Premium Under Gravel Filter System - for 40-55 Gallon Fish Tanks & Aquariums, Blue (CFU55)
  • Undergravel filter system includes 4 filter plates (each measuring 11.5" X 11.5") with extra large 1 inch adjustable lift tubes.
  • Filter is suitable for most 40 and 50 gallon aquariums. Clips to hold each section securely together are included.
  • 2 carbon filter cartridges remove odors, and water discoloration by trapping the pollutants in the pores of the carbon.
  • This undergravel filter hides from view for maximum aesthetics. Safe for use in both freshwater and saltwater tanks.
  • Effortless setup and easy maintenance make this premium undergravel filter a must have for all home aquariums.  Simply place filter plates at the bottom of the tank and cover with gravel.
  • Manufacture: Penn Plax, INC.
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 2.5 x 11.5 inches; 2.02 Pounds
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Penn-Plax CFU55 Final Thoughts

"Pretty good."

I have a Top Fin 10 power filter and these cartridges fit perfectly. So here is the product size on the boxes that isn't included in the description! It's a pain in the butt to put together the directions don’t do it that well. It was exactly what I needed and fit beautifully. For obvious reasons, don't put them directly above or below a tank. You can cap off the ones you don't want to use. I have used UG filters for many years.

Overall Score
4.5


(1295 Points)

9. Finest-Filters 1 Metre Roll of 35-45mm Filter Wool/Floss for Aquarium and Pond Filters

User Ratings: 75 3

Finest-Filters First Impressions

"Good quality."

Plenty strong to support the rocks and gravel in my tank without sagging. Just be super careful with the tubes! It made no sense why one was ten and the other was twenty. You can run everything on battery backup sockets. The first piece does get a bit dirty and usually only lasts a week. I change my filters once a month, so the 12 pack lasts me a year! I replace my filter material in my IM Nuvo 20 reef tank every week.

  • Finest-Filters 1 Metre Roll of 35-45mm Filter Wool/Floss for Aquarium and Pond Filters
  • This filter wool is ideal for mechanical filtration (wate particle removal) in both aquarium and pond filters alike
  • Finest-Filters rolls of filter wool are 27inches in width (69cm)
  • Measurements for this particular roll: 1 metre x 27" by 35-45mm thickness
  • Suitable for all types of filter - in both fresh and saltwater aquariums
  • Very effective at removing fine particles in the water - giving the water a final 'polish'.
  • Manufacture: Finest-Filters
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Finest-Filters Final Thoughts

"They work very well."

Fill with the supplied carbon and voila. Don't believe people who tell you they are dangerous for your tank. Fish that are constantly swimming hard will tire and die from stress. In 20 gallon and under sized tanks these start becoming feasible primary filters. It was exactly what I needed and fit beautifully. They are easy to clean but are very small. If you don't know much about this just google it.

Overall Score
4.6


(209 Points)

10. Acurel 100% Polyester Filter Fiber for Fresh and Salt Water Aquariums

Acurel LLC 2151 First Impressions

"I'm a client for life."

Ignore all the noise about them being outdated they are a must-have buy it. Just be super careful with the tubes! I was having a problem with tiny fish getting sucked into the inlets. Plenty strong to support the rocks and gravel in my tank without sagging. Every tank should have intake sponges. Why not save some money to put towards more fish or supplies. I have been using an Aquaclear 50 on a 20g long planted tank.

  • Acurel 100% Polyester Filter Fiber for Fresh and Salt Water Aquariums
  • Improves fish health; removes more particles than formed fiber sheets
  • Loose fiber batting creates a tighter fit
  • 100-Percent polyester; will not degrade
  • Suitable for all filters
  • For use in all fresh and salt water aquatics
  • Manufacture: Acurel LLC
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 15 x 18 inches; 10 Pounds
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Acurel LLC 2151 Final Thoughts

"Huge mess."

Luckily I'm using powerheads and the weight of it helps hold it in place. Nitrates in small doses are not as harmful to the fish as Ammonia. I have been buying these bags for years. I have a Top Fin 10 power filter and these cartridges fit perfectly. Just be careful punching out the plastic. It made no sense why one was ten and the other was twenty. Also work great as filler for canisters and other filters.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

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